• We believe that pupils should be engaged as learners at many levels through linking ideas with practical experience which develops the skills of enquiry, observation, research, experimentation, use of apparatus, measuring and checking results, making comparisons and communicating results and findings.
  • We aim to foster open minded thinking and encourage the children to make links in their knowledge and understanding. This promotes discussion and allows children to express their reasoning to the rest of the class.
  • In Science we aim to stimulate and excite pupils' curiosity about changes and events in the world, and to enable them to satisfy this curiosity with understanding. We link pupils' understanding with scientific thought and allow them to develop a greater understanding of the world in which we live and their responsibility to ensure its sustainability.


  • We see Art as a vital and integral part of children's education, where they can express their individual creativity.
  • We want our children to be engaged and encouraged to take risks, experiment and reflect on why some ideas and techniques work and others do not.
  • Our children will develop the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. They are exposed to art forms which have shaped history and culture and use art as a unique way to understand and respond to the world they live in.
  • They have opportunities to practise and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture. The study of a wide range of artists, craftspeople and designers complements this work.
  • Children communicate what they feel and think and value their own and other's work. They build confidence and self-esteem and develop excitement and a love for the subject.

Design & Technology

  • At Red Hall, we see Design and Technology as a way of helping to prepare our children be a part of today's rapidly changing world. We live in a technological age and need to encourage children to become independent and creative problem solvers, who can work both individually and as part of a team.
  • From Nursery to Year 6, the children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding, in order to design and make a product. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product. This is a key skill which they need throughout their life.
  • Children learn to select and safely use an appropriate range of tools to produce a product which satisfies a particular purpose. They develop clear decision-making skills and build and construct, adapting their work where necessary.
  • Through our DT curriculum, children will be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products-all with a real-life purpose.

This is the D+T progression of skills document.


  • Computing is embedded into all areas of learning, whilst also being taught as a discrete subject. Through programmable toys and games in Nursery and Reception, through to the creation of videos and animation further up the School, the children are encouraged to use the technology available to them in a purposeful and positive way, so as to enhance their learning.
  • Each class has access to a unique computer log-in, which enables the children to save their work in individual folders, which ensures that their progression can be tracked as they move up through the school.
  • We educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology and through our teaching of E-Safety, we provide safeguards and awareness to enable them to control their online experience.


At Red Hall Primary School, we are currently developing our music curriculum offer to create an enjoyable and engaging experience of music for all children. Our intent is for music to help all children express their creativity and increase their self-confidence and not only enrich the individual lives of our children, but bring our school community together through shared singing, performance and a love of music.  

 At present, our Key Stage 2 children receive specialist music teaching from Dudley Performing Arts. Years 3 and 4 children have weekly Fife lessons, where they are taught performance skills along with learning about musical dimensions and developing their listening skills. Years 5 and 6 have weekly singing lessons where they learn about pitch and tone and develop their singing techniques.  

In Key Stage One and EYFS, music is embedded into the daily routine. Starting in Summer Term 2022, classes will follow the Kapow music scheme for their weekly music lessons.  

Throughout their musical journey at Red Hall, we want to give children access to an engaging and fun music curriculum reflecting the world and the communities they live in now, but at the same time giving them access to musical styles from all around the world and across generations. We hope to provide this as our music curriculum develops. 

On Monday 4th April, Year 3 and 4 children were invited to an evening Fife workshop with Dudley Performing Arts Services at Resonance, in Brierley Hill. All children from Dudley schools who have been learning Fife in their music lessons were invited.  The children played 3 little birds and We will rock you. One of our parents has shared, "All of the children played in perfect rhythm. You would have been proud of them all." 
We most certainly are! Well done!
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